Posts Tagged ‘expressionism’

Choka: “Grief”

February 16, 2017
My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

Over at dversepoets pub, the challenge is one of writing a poem expressing expressionism.  We will see….this was a hard one for me.

Lady Nyo






Her lovely snow-flesh


the tracery of blue veins


upon long slim arms


like embracing filaments


fold themselves gently


cold, smooth marble her skin


water streams from eyes


looks upon such delicate


unearthly beauty, now still.




Grief, mine, stoppered up,


memories, glass-sharpened


cuts a shattered heart.


no hope for recovery,


life folded inward


her pain is over, done with,


mine, just beginning.


Each of grief’s ragged breath draws


out, to join in her silence.




Jane Kohut-Bartels


Copyrighted, 2017








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